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2807, 2017

Garland Bay Recreation Site, Kootenay Lake BC

Boating, Camping|

Garland Bay offers some amazing waterfront camping spots, and is a local favourite. The area is split into two sites which are a good distance away from each other. Garland Bay North offers drive-in camping spots with space for RVs, and a [...]

306, 2017

Pend-Oreille County, Washington USA

Boating, Camping, Sights, Swimming|

An hour from Creston, Pend-Oreille County is just south of the Nelway Border Crossing. A perfect area to visit with the family for a day trip, but consider spending a bit more time camping or staying in hotels to really get a [...]

3005, 2017

Fletcher Creek Falls, Kootenay Lake BC

Camping, Hiking, Sights, Swimming|

DIFFICULTY Easy-Moderate DISTANCE (ONE-WAY) 250m TIME (ONE-WAY) 10min ELEVATION CHANGE 60m ACCESS  From Creston Head north from Creston on Hwy 3a, driving 1hr until Kootenay Bay. Take 35min ferry across Kootenay Lake to Balfour Bay. Turn north (right) up Hwy 31 and head 25min north towards Kaslo. Fletcher [...]

103, 2017

Duck Lake Dike, Wynndel BC

Hiking, Sights|

DIFFICULTY Very Easy DISTANCE (ONE-WAY) 3km TIME (ONE-WAY) ~45min ELEVATION GAIN 0m ACCESS From Creston Drive north from Hwy 21 to Lower Wynndel Road. After 5 minutes turn left down Duck Lake Road, cross the channel and veer right up Channel Road until you reach Duck Lake. [...]

1008, 2016

Haystack Mountain, Kianuko Provincial Park

Hiking, Sights|

DIFFICULTY Challenging LENGTH (ONE-WAY) 5.5km to summit TIME (ONE-WAY) ~3hrs to summit ELEVATION GAIN 1020m to summit ACCESS From Creston 1-1.25hrs, ~60km From Creston. 4wd recommended but not necessarily required. Drive North of Creston up Kootenay Lake. Turn right onto Sanca Creek FSR. Follow main road until its [...]

607, 2016

Goat River Canyon, Canyon BC

Climbing, Hiking, Sights, Swimming|

HIKING DIFFICULTY Short but steep CLIMBING DIFFICULTY 5.8 - 5.12+ NUMBER OF ROUTES ~15 ACCESS From Creston Head East from Creston through Erickson and past the Race Trak gas station. Just prior to the next big left corner, carefully pull off the road to the right just before [...]

207, 2016

Mount Thompson Rim Trail, Creston BC

Hiking, Sights|

DIFFICULTY Moderate LENGTH (ONE-WAY) 3.15km TIME (ONE-WAY) ~1.5-2hrs ELEVATION GAIN 230m ACCESS From Creston 1hr from Creston, 11km on Logging Road. From Creston, drive across the Canyon Bridge north-west of town. Turn left on Whimster Rd., drive to the end of the paved road and keep going up [...]

706, 2016

Balancing Rock Trail, Creston BC

Hiking, Sights|

DIFFICULTY Moderate LENGTH (ONE-WAY) 1.25km TIME (ONE-WAY) 45 minutes ELEVATION GAIN 200m ACCESS 10 minutes From Creston driving Drive or bike from Creston across the valley towards the Salmo-Creston pass on Highway 3. Just before getting to the base of the mountains, take a left on West Creston [...]

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